If you’re a homeowner, you know how exciting installing new hardwood floors can be. The floors you’re going to have installed are the ones you’ll be looking at every morning when you leave for work, and every night when you come home to bed. They influence everything about the style of your home. Because they play such an important role in your home’s design, you’re going to want to make the right choice when it comes to quality hardwood flooring, and Chicago’s designers are right there with you. Here are some different looks that are trending in 2019.
Maybe it’s the trend toward a more midcentury modern style, or people got fed up with dark, gothic woods. Whatever it is, the fascination with lighter colored floors has only grown in the last few years. French white oak, for example, has a light, breezy feel compared to the hardwood floors of decades past, and are perfect for brightening up any space.
While neutral, gray and beige are not as neutral as they sound. Where once gray was the predominant tint in hardwood floors, they’ve become softer and warmer over the years, so they’re able to satisfy both contemporary and rustic tastes within the realm of hardwood flooring.
When it comes to texture, why should concrete have all the fun? Texture is not to be underestimated when it comes to hardwood floors. Floors of several different woods, colors, and styles benefit with texturing, and nothing’s hotter right now than the wire brushed look. If you have kids or you just have an active, busy lifestyle, wire brushing is a perfect way to add character to your home, while hiding the little nicks and scratches that come with living an active life.
Call it natural, call it rustic, call it what you will. A simple, natural finish has a timeless appeal that’s as popular now as it’s always been. A trend that is perfect for homeowners who want to avoid trends, natural-looking woods bring a homey, comfy quality to hardwood floors. Natural looking floors have been popular in restaurants, shops, bars, and downtown lofts for years, so don’t think they’re just for homeowners who want a rustic style. Natural hardwoods are now commonplace in urban environments with modern furnishings as well.
Over the last several years, homeowners have been installing hardwood floors with longer and longer planks. While it may seem strange and oddly modern at first, the fact is it’s a return to a style of hardwood that was popular a century ago. Longer and also wider than most kinds of hardwood that we’re used to, this latest trend harkens back to a simpler age, while at the same time it has the flexibility to adapt to contemporary styles of living.
If you’re installing (or updating) your own hardwood floors, you’ll need to contact Vintage Flooring Company. We’re experts in local hardwood flooring in Chicago, and we can provide you with the expertise you need to make sure that your new floor is composed of only the finest materials, installed with the most expert craftsmanship. Call us at (773) 780-4200 for your new hardwood floor today!